@mdhughes @vertigo @thamesynne @djsundog I don't agree; CP/M is nice insofar as minimal OSes go, but for not that much more investment in code, Tripos blows CP/M clean out of the water. Real multitasking, virtual consoles, long filenames, true device independence and shell redirection, etc. and it fits quite comfortably in 128KB (it was ported to Data General NOVA, which only supports 64 kilo-words of memory, where each word is 16-bits wide).
@vertigo @vertigo @thamesynne @djsundog 64K (plus a tape or floppy for storage) is all anyone should ever need. Multithreading just means more bugs at once. All files can be expressed in 8.3; folders in later CP/M are a nice improvement, but you can only fit so much on a floppy anyway.
I made a similar flippant comment recently, and I'm really thinking this is a good idea now. Tiny binary images = safe software distribution. Replace the web with Z80 VMs!
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